Dom’s publicity stunt to find a backer for his film

Paul Drury and Dominic Stables
Paul Drury and Dominic Stables
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A SELF-confessed nutter will tackle an epic 783-mile bike ride from Brighouse to Cannes to publicise his film script.

Dominic Stables, 32, has set himself the mammoth challenge in the hope of securing financial backing for his comedy film, from industry chiefs at Cannes Film Festival. The former Brighouse High School pupil has spent five years of his life working on the script which is based in Brighouse and Halifax.

The film, called Orange Fever, features two best friends on the hunt for a supermodel girlfriend.

Dom, who now works as a hairdresser in London, said: “I was chatting to a client once about a night out and they said I should write a film about it - so I did.

“It’s about two guys trying to find their ideal girlfriend and what they’re willing to do to get her - including fake tan, salsa dancing and karaoke.”

He will set off on May 5 from Brighouse on Le Tour De Tan cycle ride, supported by two friends in a van, Paul Drury and Tim Ackroyd.

The trio make up production company NorthernWood films.

Dom said: “I’m certainly not an athlete, but cycling to Cannes is the best possible way to make this film happen and make my dream a reality.

“There are a few special surprises along the way and we’re really looking for a production partner to make this happen. I’m not in this to make money, I’m just determined to get this film made.”

He added: “I am a nutter.”

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